Tagged: John McCain

Dominos can’t sell that many Pizzas

Corruption and double standards; Don’t change the name of a Senate office building; Anti-tax Republicans in the Mississippi Legislature pass a regressive tax; Sen. Cornyn was right about mob rule

My wife recently commented on the numerous Dominos TV ads telling consumers that Dominos will fill potholes in numerous communities. “Maybe they can help Jackson,” she said. “Sorry”, I replied, “Dominos can’t sell that many Pizzas.”

On Friday, August 10, the lead editorial in The Wall Street Journal was entitled “Corruption and Double Standards”. The editorial was an extensive report detailing how the left’s anti-corruption campaign has ignored the disgraced and corrupt of Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. The editorial has a line about Democrats and “their media echoes”.  In many ways, this line also applies to Democrats and their media cheerleaders in Mississippi.

HONOR JOHN McCAIN BUT DON’T CHANGE THE NAME OF THE RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – It’s nice the momentum has slowed to name the Senate Russell Office Building after the late Sen. John McCain. Any legislation supported by Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi should be suspect at the outset. John McCain was a true hero and great American. McCain should be honored but not by changing the name of the Russell building. Russell was one of the titans of the U.S. Senate where he served for almost 40 years. Previous to that, he was governor of Georgia. Yes, Russell was a segregationist and fought against all civil rights legislation. But so did Sen. John Stennis of Mississippi, one of our state’s most distinguished leaders in history. Former governor William Winter, one of our state’s most decent public officials to ever serve our state, also campaigned as a staunch segregationist when he ran his first race for governor in 1967. In fact Winter was “outseged” in that contest by the eventual winner, John Bell Williams. A magnificent Navy aircraft carrier is named after John Stennis.

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Clarion Ledger’s Interesting Omission in Bio of New Executive Editor

Sam Hall was executive director of Mississippi’s Democrat Party

Sam Hall was named last week as the new executive editor of The Jackson Clarion Ledger. Not that my opinion matters, but I think Hall is a good selection. He is a Mississippian and besides The Clarion Ledger, he has worked for a number of newspapers in Mississippi and Alabama. I think that in addition to his work at The Clarion Ledger, it is a plus that Hall’s journalism career includes work at small community and weekly newspapers. However, there was an obvious gap in his bio when he was announced as the new executive editor after serving for the past four months as acting executive editor.

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Sarah Palin Should Just Go Away

Confession: I was snookered by Sarah Palin. She’s not the first politician to snooker me and won’t be the last.

When Sen. John McCain selected Palin as his vice presidential running mate in 2008, I was initially impressed. I heard her first TV speech after McCain selected her and I liked Palin. She was obviously the best looking VP nominee ever. I was at the 2008 Republican convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul and listened to her acceptance speech. I was still impressed.

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